The thyroid regulates the rate of
energy production in the body’s cells. Thyroid disorder reduces the body’s metabolism and makes you feel
Thyroid disorder also increases your
risk of degenerative diseases such as heart disease, cancer and arthritis and your risk of widespread infection.
In severe cases, the energy level in the body’s cells cannot even sustain a basic level of metabolism, creating
a life-threatening situation.
One major problem with thyroid disorder
is that it’s often missed in diagnostic tests. Even if tests show that you do not have a thyroid disorder, you
might still be at risk. If your body is highly acidic, your risk of thyroid disorder increases.
Thus, even if you haven’t been
diagnosed with thyroid disorder, it’s important to check your body’s overall pH level and take dietary and other
steps to reduce the acid level in your body.
You will not only reduce your chances
of developing thyroid disorder or making an existing thyroid disorder even worse. You will improve your health
overall and reduce your vulnerability to degenerative disease.
Accumulation of acids in your body, due
to insufficient digestion of food, food allergies and consumption of acid-forming substances, can cause thyroid
disorder. Acid-related causes of thyroid disorder also include exposure to heavy metals and toxic chemicals in
the water supply and in highly processed food. When your body’s acid level rises too high, your thyroid function
will be depressed and your metabolism will slow.
Lack of digestive enzymes, also caused
by over-consumption of processed foods, further causes your thyroid disorder. Your body’s ability to neutralize
acids is further reduced. As you get older, the more toxins you're exposed to, the more likely you will develop
a thyroid disorder if you haven't already.
With a thyroid disorder, your body’s
cells and organs will not metabolize as quickly as they should. The presence of excess acid only makes the
problem worse. Your cells and organs will become overrun with acid that they need to eliminate, but your thyroid
disorder will reduce their ability to deal with these acids. The acid, in turn, will perpetuate or worsen your
For example, a sluggish thyroid
reinforces the digestive problems that cause acid to accumulate in your body. Because a thyroid disorder slows
your cellular metabolism, it reduces your body’s ability to eliminate acid waste. The more acid-forming
substances you consume, the more this cycle repeats.
Thyroid disorder also reduces your
immune system function, leading to chronic infection. With the accumulation of acid in your body, infection will
spread quickly, further reducing your body’s ability to neutralize acids.
As with other organs, the thyroid needs
glucose and oxygen to function. When acid waste accumulates in the bloodstream, these vital substances cannot
get through. Without adequate oxygen and glucose, thyroid function is reduced. The resulting thyroid disorder
further reduces the body’s ability to clear the bloodstream of these acids that prevent the oxygen and glucose
from getting through.
THE BENEFITS OF A BALANCED
Because thyroid discover causes so many
other degenerative diseases, a thyroid that functions properly can restore health in so many other areas of your
body. When you neutralize the acids in your body and eliminate acid-forming substances from your diet, you give
your thyroid a chance to heal. Improved thyroid function will, in turn, help your other body organs function
To neutralize acids and restore your
body’s pH balance, you need to reduce or eliminate consumption of acidic foods and other acidic substances.
Adding more alkaline foods and minerals to your diet can help restore thyroid disorder. As your acid level
falls, you'll find that your thyroid function will increase. Your body’s metabolism will increase as a result,
and you'll be able to neutralize acids even further. The result will be restored health, higher energy, and a
decreased risk of thyroid disorder.